Search Results: "Paul Goble"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Especially useful for older children. (Folktales. 8-12)"
A beautiful, if overstuffed, compendium of First Nations' prayers, aphorisms and storytelling about animals. Read full book review >

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PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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SONG OF CREATION by Paul Goble
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Notes at the front of the volume indicate the sources and offer a short commentary on the religious significance of the text. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-10)"
Caldecott Medalist Goble has created a stunning prayer of praise with his interpretation of the Benedicite from The Book of Common Prayer. Read full book review >

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I SING FOR THE ANIMALS by Paul Goble
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"A lovely, small book that movingly conveys profound belief in the goodness of creation. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5+)"
This fine illustrator describes his text as "thoughts" influenced by his long association with Native Americans, as well as by his "Quaker forebears and Church of England schooling." Read full book review >

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Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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THE FRIENDLY WOLF by Paul Goble
Released: Nov. 17, 1975

"Still, the progress of Little Cloud and his sister across the keenly stylized landscapes is worth following."
Little Cloud and his sister Bright Eyes wander away from the berry pickers and are rescued by a friendly wolf, who guides them home and is welcomed with a ceremony confirming a pact of friendship between the Plains Indians and the wolf people. Read full book review >

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LOVE FLUTE by Paul Goble
by Paul Goble, illustrated by Paul Goble
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Another excellent contribution from this fine storyteller. (Folklore/Picture book. 5+)"
Explaining in a lengthy, meticulous note that there are several sacred stories about the origins of the flutes used in the courtship rituals of Plains Indiana, Goble bases his version on a Santee Dakota myth. Read full book review >

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STORM MAKER’S TIPI by Paul Goble
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Crossing the boundary between the folktale and the informational book, Goble not only tells and illustrates a story based upon a Blackfoot legend, but also provides detailed black-and-white drawings of the construction and pitching of a tipi. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF THE WHITE BUFFALO WOMAN by Paul Goble
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Drawn just above ground level and clad in spectacular ceremonial costume, Goble's stylized figures seem appropriately larger than life, and the Lakota prayers and comments he quotes further enhance the reverent tone. (Picture book/folklore. 7-11)"
Goble (The Return of the Buffaloes, 1996, etc.) prefaces the story of the first pipe, "the most important of all Lakota sacred legends," with a Great Flood legend, then appends an account of the meaning attached to the pipe and its parts, along with a finely detailed drawing of a pipe in his possession. Read full book review >

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Released: March 31, 1993

"A grand addition to a notable oeuvre, with a powerful contemporary message. (Folklore/Picture book. 4+)"
As Goble explains, "This story is based on a sacred Blackfoot myth, telling the origin of the Pleiades." Read full book review >